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 ating an environment where corporate offices and high-da- ta use businesses might choose to locate.
Hudson Oaks’ biggest project, Oakey Trail, has almost completed its first phase. Oakey Trail, which runs from the H-E-B proper- ty that borders Highway 180 to city hall and a block west of Midway, will feature about a half-dozen restaurants.
“Phase One has 7,000 square feet of office and retail space that is planned,” Lawler said. “The only commitment we have received publicly
– and there are other com- mitments – is Mama’s Pizza announced that they are going to put a restaurant in.”
Lawler said a couple of other restaurants are going in that area, but they can’t be announced until building permits are in place.
“Oakey is a development in the old 1955-56 area of the city, and we are redeveloping that old residential area into commercial office space,” Lawler said. It has an anchor with H-E-B at the end, and we will have a lot of commer- cial development coming in with construction starting in the fall.”
Hudson Oaks’ started a large mixed-use property in the fall of 2018, set to include 338 apartment units called Parkside at Hudson Oaks, and 30,000 square feet of retail space in front of the water park.
Hudson Oaks hosts Boomin’ 4th every Independence Day at Gene Voyles Park. Boomin’ 4th is a family-friendly event featur- ing live music and a fireworks show for the community, as well as arts and crafts, face painting, food trucks and a photo booth. Attendance at the event has increased each year.
“Ten or 11 years ago,” Lawler said, “a lot of people didn’t know the difference between Hudson Oaks and Weatherford. We are building
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a downtown from scratch because we felt like the eastern side of the county needs a sense of place; needs somewhere to go, or go to a restaurant where you have four or five options in one area. I think we are a growing community and that is what we are focused on.
“I feel like with the lead- ership of our city council we have really diversified our- selves and provided a brand of who we are. The one thing we can say about Hudson Oaks is we know exactly what we will be when we grow up.”
- Tony Eierdam
Hudson Oaks
Population: 1,860 Phone: 682-229-2400 Mayor: Marc Povero
Council Members:
Brian Lixey
(Mayor Pro Tem)
Tom Fitzpatrick Tom Marquardt Marty Schrantz
City Administrator:
Patrick Lawler
City Hall:
210 Hudson Oaks Drive Hudson Oaks, Texas 76087
Monthly Council Meeting: 7 p.m. fourth Thursday, Hudson Oaks City Hall, 210 Hudson Oaks Drive, Hudson Oaks
City Website:
www.hudsonoaks.com
Trash Pickup: Mondays Recycling: Thursdays
(Call City Hall to establish trash pickup or for service)
Water: city
Electricity: Oncor (Choice of
Providers)
www.powertochoose.org
888-313-6832; Emergency number 888-313-4747 OR Tri-County Electric www. tcectexas.com 800-367- 8232
Gas: Texas Gas www. texasgasservice.com 800-700-2443; Emergency number 800-959-5325
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City Lights Movie Theater and nearby Splash Kingdom Wild West Water Park draw visitors to Hudson Oaks. Urban Air Adventure Park was slated to open in mid- 2019.
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